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Near Franklin in Johnson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Big Spring

Hopewell Community

 
 
Big Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 14, 2013
1. Big Spring Marker
Inscription. In 1824, settler Simon Covert led Thomas Henderson to Big Spring. A church, school and cemetery were envisioned to the south. Henderson outwitted a man seeking this spring site for a whiskey distillery. His family, vanguard of anti-slavery Kentuckians, arriving late Saturday, Sept. 1825, reverently observed Sunday, unloading their wagons Monday.
 
Erected 1984 by Johnson County Historical Society and Hopewell Presbyterian Church.
 
Location. 39° 29.773′ N, 86° 7.031′ W. Marker is near Franklin, Indiana, in Johnson County. Marker is on State Road 144 north of County Road W100N, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin IN 46131, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Big Spring (here, next to this marker); Franklin Township High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Hopewell Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hopewell Academy 1855 to 1884 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hopewell Flag (approx. 0.3 miles away); Two Cent Road and Three Notch Road
Side B - - Big Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 14, 2013
2. Side B - - Big Spring Marker
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Franklin (approx. 3.1 miles away); Birthplace of Paul Vories McNutt (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
Other View - - Big Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 14, 2013
3. Other View - - Big Spring Marker
Full View - - Big Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 14, 2013
4. Full View - - Big Spring Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.
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